Samsung Galaxy A51 back face down

Samsung is best known for its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families, but the OEM offers handsets at virtually every price point. We’ve already taken a look at some of the best Samsung phones, but what if you’re looking for cheaper options? Don’t worry, as there are plenty of really good and cheap Samsung phones available to choose from.

Best cheap Samsung phones:

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best cheap Samsung phones as more are released.


Samsung Galaxy A52

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The latest entry in the Galaxy A series, the A52 sports a 6.5-inch 120Hz display. Inside, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, which can expand to 1TB with its microSD card slot. It also has an IP67 water resistance rating and a big 4,500mAh battery.

The star of this phone is its rear cameras. It has four of them in the back, starting with a main 64MP sensor. You also get a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and finally a 5MP depth sensor. You also get a 32MP front-facing camera. All of that, and it’s a 5G phone as well. That’s not bad for a phone that costs just under $350.


Samsung Galaxy A51 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung Galaxy A51 display upright

You might notice a trend with these cheap Samsung phones — the higher the number, the more powerful and expensive the device. Following that rule, the Galaxy A51 slots in as the second most advanced and expensive option on the list. You can play all day with the large 4,000mAh battery and capture every shot with the quad-camera setup. Its massive 6.5-inch display highlights the impressive design, and you’ll find 4GB of RAM and an Exynos 9611 chipset inside.

Our own David Imel took the Galaxy A51 for a spin, and you can read his thoughts here. There is also a 5G-ready version of the A51, which you can grab at the same button below. It features 5G support, a larger battery, and extra RAM, but otherwise, the two versions are nearly identical.


Samsung Galaxy A51 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9611
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Galaxy A42

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G official

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Taking a step down the cheap Samsung phone ladder, you’ll find the Galaxy A42. It actually has a slightly bigger display than the A52, at 6.6-inches. It also has a bigger 5,000mAh battery, along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is expandable with its microSD slot. Again, it’s got a reasonable price of just under $250.

Other specs include a 48MP main rear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. In the front, you can expect a 13MP camera. Finally, this is a 5G phone that’s available for a relatively cheap price tag.


Samsung Galaxy A42 specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy A32

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The new kid on the Galaxy A block is the A32 model.  This 5G smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch display with a dew drop-shaped notch up top for the 13MP selfie camera. Inside, there’s a MediaTek octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. You can get this phone with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot for additional storage. You also get a big 5,000mAh battery. The rear camera setup has four sensors. You get a fairly big 48MP main camera, combined with an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth camera.

In addition to the hardware specs, the Galaxy A32 comes in four different colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Violet. This phone is clearly targeting young people who may not have a lot of money to get a flagship device, but still want a phone that both looks good and performs decently. It’s currently available for $207 at Samsung’s web site.


Samsung Galaxy A32 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek MT6853
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy A12

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The Galaxy A12 isn’t available in the United States, but it is on sale in the UK and the rest of Europe. It improves on its predecessor in key areas, including offering a larger 5,000mAh battery, and double the RAM and storage. You also get a far better camera setup here, with a 48MP primary shooter on the back. Priced at under $200, the Galaxy A12 is an excellent option in its price range, and one of the best cheap Samsung phones you can get.


Samsung Galaxy A12 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 48, 5, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Galaxy A21

cheap samsung galaxy a21

As we move further down the cheap Samsung phones, it can become tougher to tell them apart. Luckily, the Galaxy A21 looks distinctly different from many of these other phones. It brings back a punch-hole selfie camera, though the fingerprint reader makes a move to the back of the device. You’ll still get a four-camera setup, though they sacrifice even more megapixels and they’re now arranged in a row. The huge 6.5-inch display offers plenty of real estate, but the Full HD+ resolution is gone in favor of an HD+ option.


Samsung Galaxy A21 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P35
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 16, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Galaxy A11

cheap samsung galaxy a11

Until the Galaxy A12 is officially released in the US, the Samsung Galaxy A11 is one of the best cheap devices you can find. It rings up at less than $200, but you still get a large 6.4-inch display and a long-lasting 4,000mAh battery. You’re not grabbing the most powerful device in the world, but the Snapdragon 450 chipset should do the trick for most daily tasks. The Galaxy A11 even keeps a depth-sensing triple camera setup, so you can flex your creative muscle. Just don’t work the 2GB of RAM too hard and make sure you can expand the 32GB of storage as needed.


Samsung Galaxy A11 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Galaxy A01

cheap samsung galaxy a01

Looking for the cheapest Samsung phone but don’t want an Android Go device? That’s where the Galaxy A01 comes in, running Android 10 and One UI 2.0. You’re definitely getting a low-end experience though, featuring a Snapdragon 439 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a micro USB port, a 3,000mAh battery, and a 13MP+2MP rear camera duo.


Samsung Galaxy A01 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 439
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Cameras: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

And that’s it for our look at the best cheap Samsung phones, but it’s worth noting that there are plenty of cheap devices from other brands too. If you want the most bang for your buck, be sure to check out our best cheap Android phones guide.